bin-


a combining form meaning “two,” “two at a time,” used in the formation of compound words: binary; binocular.

Nearby words

  1. bimotored,
  2. bin,
  3. bin laden,
  4. bin laden, osama,
  5. bin liner,
  6. binal,
  7. binarism,
  8. binarity,
  9. binary,
  10. binary cell

Compare bi-1.

Origin of bin-

combining form of Latin bīnī two each, by twos

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British Dictionary definitions for bin-

bin-

prefix

a variant, esp before a vowel, of bi- 1 binocular
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Medicine definitions for bin-

bin-

pref.

Variant ofbi-1

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